The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. The Godfather of Soul. Yes, Him.

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews the movie “Get On Up”, capturing a talented and influential musician’s life story, while simultaneously suggesting you check out some groovy tunes.

Love, Peace & Sooooul… Train! A Conversation with Ericka Danois on the Hippest Show in Television History

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J.M. Blaine loved it. Ericka Blount Danois wrote a book about it. The two writers talked about Soul Train, the legendary, groundbreaking television show. Read. And learn.

The Four Types of Men: Part IV – The Bard

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Have you ever had your mind changed by a book, been brought to tears by a movie, heard a song that could sum up the end of your relationship, or sat and stared at a painting? At some point, there was a Bard who channeled some divine genius and make you feel that way.

Money, Power, Death: Why Are Celebrities Like Chris Lighty Committing Suicide?

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Showtime insists it’s time for the Black community to start talking about depression, and for men to stop trying to bear every burden alone.

If I Work Out to Chris Brown Music, Am I Supporting an Abuser?

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Emily Heist Moss insists that while we can argue for capitalism and free speech, we can’t pretend we don’t know that there are real, ethical, human costs attached to every consumer act we commit.

Seeking a Male Anthem – 2nd Verse

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Andrew Smiler lists the nominees for a “Male Anthem” and asks readers to vote for your favorites.

Music: DJ Jedi’s Spin City for December 29, 2011 [James Brown favorites from @djjedi]

Every Monday in Spin City, DJ Jedi and some of the world’s finest selectors offer five musical selections that can innovate your life.

Music: DJ Jedi’s Spin City for December 12, 2011 [holiday recommendations from @djjedi]

DJ Jedi changes the game with an all-Yuletide column, going from Ras Kass & De La to Clarence Carter & the Bangles!